Category: Europe

WATCH LIVE April 17-19: 5th Annual Conference on the Study of Islamophobia (UC Berkeley)

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

via UC BERKELEY:  2014 Theme: Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge (WATCH LIVE HERE and ABOVE; STARTS AT 11:30 PACIFIC TIME) Join us free of charge for the Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference April 17-19, 2014 on the legendary Berkeley campus, the location with a reputation for activism and for challenging ideas and authority. The […]

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Happy British Muslims

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

via MPAC (FACEBOOK PAGE) on APRIL 16, 2014: Have you seen The Honesty Policy’s popular remake of singer Pharrell Williams’ hit song, “Happy”? The video showcasing diverse “happy British Muslims” has received almost 200,000 views in one day! The group released a statement explaining why they created the “Happy” video stating: “We Brits have a bad […]

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WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

WATCH LIVE ! SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will discuss national security and military affairs Friday, April 11, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. in Sanford 04 and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Science Drive […]

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Pew: U.S. Doesn’t Rank High in Religious Diversity

Pew: U.S. Doesn’t Rank High in Religious Diversity

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014 |

by ALAN COOPERMAN and MICHAEL LIPKA for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on APRIL 4, 2014: The United States has often been described as a religiously diverse country, an image celebrated in forums ranging from scholarly work to a popular bumper sticker and even a recent Coca-Cola commercial during the Super Bowl. But, from a global perspective, the United States really is not all that religiously diverse, […]

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A Snapshot of Multi-Cultural France, 125 Years Since the Eiffel Tower Welcomed the World to Paris

A Snapshot of Multi-Cultural France, 125 Years Since the Eiffel Tower Welcomed the World to Paris

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 31, 2014:  The Eiffel Tower, an icon of France turns 125 today. Designed by Gustave Eiffel to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, it became the symbol of the World’s Fair in Paris that year. France and the world are, of course, much changed since 1889. […]

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French Muslim Rappers Pay Tribute to Their Religious Culture, and Assert Their French Identity

French Muslim Rappers Pay Tribute to Their Religious Culture, and Assert Their French Identity

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 31, 2014: Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les ghettos qui montrent par l’exemple, les banlieues qui s’accrochent à la rampe Ni violeur ni terroriste, c’est pour les Hommes et les djinns, les hijabs et les jeans, Aboubakr et Médine –—  Médine (feat Aboubakr) “Ni violeur ni terroriste,” […]

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Maud S. Mandel on ‘Muslims and Jews in France’ (Book Q &A)

Maud S. Mandel on ‘Muslims and Jews in France’ (Book Q &A)

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

Column » By the Book by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 31, 2014:  What are the historical roots and narratives of conflict between Muslims and Jews in postcolonial France?  Historian Maud S. Mandel takes a look at this question in her significant and timely book, Muslims and Jews in France: History of a […]

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Kismet Seventy Years Later: Recognizing the First Genuine Muslim Superhero

Kismet Seventy Years Later: Recognizing the First Genuine Muslim Superhero

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels  by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 20, 2014:  Kismet may not be the first Muslim superhero, but he may be the first worthy of that title. Some buffoonish characters preceded him, and other orientalist caricatures appeared on earlier comics pages, but without either superpowers or other […]

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Duncan Green: What Do Policymakers Want From Researchers?

Duncan Green: What Do Policymakers Want From Researchers?

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014 |

What Do Policymakers Want from Researchers? Blogs, Elevator Pitches and Good Old Fashioned Press Mentions (Duncan Green provides short and sweet translations of some of the key findings from a recent survey looking at how US policymakers use and value international studies research. The findings point to the importance of blogging, but also to the sustained […]

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International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

International Women of Courage: Resilience on the Front Line

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

via US INSTITUTE OF PEACE and US DEPARTMENT OF STATE on MARCH 5, 2014:  Remarks from the 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Institute of Peace co-hosted a panel session featuring remarks from the ten 2014 International Women of Courage Awardees at USIP. This was […]

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